I'm sitting in a cosy cafe in Coburg, talking about innovation. It is part of a series of interviews that this person is doing on entrepreneurs and innovators around the world, who are proposing another way of doing things. "Do you think companies should continue to...read more
How can the government support innovation? How can we shift the innovation culture in large companies? How can we support start-ups in a more effective way? In the last week, I was asked all those questions, via different channels. For me, innovation takes everyone....read more
I was asked yesterday: "where do you think Industrial Design will be in five or ten years from now?". Our industry is subject to change like any other one. Or maybe even earlier than other businesses, because we are part of the "creative industries." In the last ten...read more
The weather was beautiful on Saturday morning. The whole family woke up early so I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to do some gardening. I used the wiper-snipper most of the morning, quite an effective toll…. when it works. What do I mean? Well, I spent a...read more
Join, in just a few weeks now, some of the world's leading innovators at Creative Innovation 2019, taking place 1-3 April in Melbourne. We will be exploring the theme of "Human Intelligence 2.0 - A Collective Future? How will we manage the transition?". Book your...read more
I met with an entrepreneur yesterday. A couple of years ago, he had an idea of a hardware product, started developing it, investing time and resources for months. Then he presented his idea and realised they were no traction. So he asked me for feedback. I see this...read more
There is something that nearly all of us want: more profits. In my industry, it’s a significant concern for most of my clients. Moreover, from my experience and what I have observed, very often the focus on profit is on cost reduction. So I’m not saying it’s a bad...read more
Last night, I was invited to speak at AcademyXI on Design Leadership. I shared the stage with Melis Senova, Remya Ramesh, Michael Leigh and Nilma Perera. I learned a fair bit from all of them. When questions were opened to the public, I had this one coming to me:...read more
In one of my keynote, I speak about the reflex that most hardware products manufacturers have: manufacturing in China. And I then share the slide that over one million and a half Chinese die of air pollution alone, every year. Recently, I read an article (link below...read more
I have been working with a client for a few weeks now. He came to the design studio with an idea, a very nice product he has been working on for years now. Beautiful product indeed. When I work with my clients, we assess as soon as possible the product with its...read more
"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."
— Alain Mars
"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."
— Johanna Canberra